Articles about Western Railway
24 Feb 2021
Western Railway is facing a Rs. 5,000 crore loss: Details
The Western Railway is facing an annual revenue loss of about Rs. 5,000 crore due to the COVID-19 crisis which affected services and led to a drop in the number of train travelers, a senior official from Western Railway has said.
11 Feb 2021
Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit
A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Express got detached from the train near Jogeshwari station on Thursday morning, delaying local and long-distance trains on the western line during peak hours. "No passenger was injured in the incident," officials said.
29 Jan 2021
Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1
The Maharashtra government on Friday approved the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1, a state official said.
23 Sep 2020
Rains lash Mumbai, trains canceled, heavy water-logging reported
From Tuesday, Mumbai has been witnessing heavy downpour, which led to water-logging in various areas, directly having an impact on road and rail traffic. The rainfall would continue for another 24 hours, said reports.
04 Aug 2020
Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut
Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.
15 Jun 2020
Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff
Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.
23 May 2020
UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha
A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.
20 May 2020
Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home
Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.
15 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: 107 cases reported across India; SAARC meeting scheduled today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 107 on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health.
19 Jan 2020
Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run
The much-anticipated Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express took its first commercial run on Sunday, two days after its inaugural run.
05 Aug 2019
Holiday declared for schools, colleges even as Mumbai rains halt
Even as Mumbaikars witnessed a respite from the torrential rains on Monday morning, schools and colleges were ordered shut in the city.
20 Jun 2019
Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach
In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.
13 Jun 2019
Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here
Gujarat is bracing itself for Cyclone Vayu, which has now been categorized as 'very severe'.
15 Mar 2019
Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains
Mumbai local rail network is considered an essential lifeline of the city.
15 Mar 2019
Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling
A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.
04 Mar 2019
Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic
On Sunday morning, a railway coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate 2002's Godhra train burning incident for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, reports IE.
20 Feb 2019
'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy has been getting rave reviews since its release and has got everyone trying their hand at rapping.
31 Dec 2018
Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations
In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.
26 Dec 2018
Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central
In a bid to provide passengers the best lodging comfort, Indian Railways-owned IRCTC is planning to build a pod hotel near Mumbai Central station.
09 Nov 2018
Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire
Train traffic was hit in Maharashtra after two wagons of a goods train caught fire in Dahanu of Palghar district on Thursday night.
12 Oct 2018
Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace
The Central Railway held a one-day meeting on the national mission on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to get more sellers and buyers on board, an official said today.
12 Oct 2018
Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.
05 Oct 2018
Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets
Linen and other items worth Rs. 2.5cr were stolen by passengers in trains run by the Western Railway in the last fiscal, an official said.
01 Oct 2018
Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed
Mumbai's busy Borivali station has become "blind-friendly" with the installation of Braille-embossed railings and other facilities for visually-impaired people, a Western Railway (WR) official said today.
23 Sep 2018
Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI
The Railways Ministry has spent Rs. 13.46cr on the inauguration of various rail projects and services via video conferencing between Nov'14 and Sep'17, according to a reply to an RTI query.
08 Sep 2018
Will serve only vegetarian food on October 2: Indian Railways
Do you love non-vegetarian food and are traveling by Indian Railways on October 2? If yes, then you might consider to cancel or reschedule your plan.
07 Sep 2018
Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions
Seventeen persons were killed Thursday in separate mishaps on Mumbai's suburban network of Western and Central Railways, the railway police said.
06 Sep 2018
MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line
The Railways today announced that it would create an infrastructure to preserve the British-era Patalpani-Kalakund meter gauge rail line which is part of Western Railway's Ratlam division in Madhya Pradesh.
15 Aug 2018
Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here
Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.
07 Aug 2018
Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways
A week ago, the Railways launched a number where people can send their complaints on WhatsApp.
26 Jul 2018
Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul
A worker on duty near railway tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a commuter, a charge denied by the police.
24 Jul 2018
Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced
Agreeing to the suggestions put forth by an expert committee of IIT-Bombay, BMC and Western Railway, the pivotal Delise Bridge or Lower Parel ROB in Mumbai was closed down for repairs today morning.
22 Jul 2018
Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased
Unable to maintain punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option, Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to the schedule.
17 Jul 2018
Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives
Two persons, including a schoolboy, drowned as incessant rains lashed several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and southern regions.
13 Jul 2018
Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies
A 50-year-old woman lost her life after she slipped into the gap between the train and a platform in Mumbai's Borivali station.
10 Jul 2018
Punjab: Women's T20 captain loses DSP post over fake degree
The Punjab government has landed in a major embarrassment: an Arjuna awardee, whom CM Amarinder Singh chose for appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has been found to possess a fake graduation degree.
10 Jul 2018
Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended
As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai this morning, several services were suspended, including the city's famous dabba service and the AC locals.
09 Jul 2018
Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed
Torrential monsoon rains lashed Mumbai and its neighboring areas, flooding streets, rail-tracks and crippling life in the city.
07 Jul 2018
Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators
Over two weeks after the Central Railways (CR) and the Western Railways (WR) authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorize them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalize them, they are still waiting for a response, an official said today.
05 Jul 2018
Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen
Tuesday was a bad day for Mumbai; within 16 hours, two city bridges faced infrastructural defect.